The Typology of Francophonies throughout the World project (ToF) is aimed at developing a comprehensive description of the distribution of the French language throughout the world. 42 different francophone regions in Europe, America, Africa, Asia and Oceania are analysed according to a uniform set of criteria and a uniform structure.
Geographers at the University of Passau coordinate a project, that prepares a prevention strategy for the border between the Brazil's Atlantic Forest and the Cerrado. The research team collects data for points at which the ecosystem could tip.
Masculinised mining industry meets equal indigenous society: How does this affect gender and the power relations within the local community? The sociologist Professor Martina Padmanabhan and the Development Economist Professor Michael Grimm found a European network of excellence on Feminist Political Ecology that carefully examines gender relations in the responses to environmental challenges.
Turning Indonesia organic: Can the agriculture of the world’s largest island country be transformed into a bioeconomy? A research team at the University of Passau explores the potential of organic farming in Indonesia - the German Federal Ministry for Research and Education (BMBF) supports the project with a budget of EUR 882.
Libraries collect and preserve the knowledge of societies: Now, libraries in Austria, Germany and Greece explore their potential to make use of this knowledge and establish themselves as intercultural learning environment for refugees - with the help of an e-learning platform.